Figure Skating Mar 3, 2018

Shibutanis to skip worlds in Milan

Double Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani have dropped out of the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships. Also passing on worlds in Milan, Italy, from March 19-25 is Adam Rippon, who helped the United States earn the team bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Games ...

Miyahara takes control at Skate America

Figure Skating Nov 26, 2017

Miyahara takes control at Skate America

Satoko Miyahara led Skate America after the ladies short program on Saturday, a promising sign for the 19-year-old Olympic hopeful following a hip injury that's ruined much of her season. The three-time national champion missed Four Continents and worlds because of her hip, then finished ...

Nathan Chen leads Adam Rippon at Skate America

Figure Skating Nov 25, 2017

Nathan Chen leads Adam Rippon at Skate America

American skaters Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon gave the home crowd what it wanted Friday night: Chen with a pair of powerful quad jumps, and Rippon with what he calls a "trashy dance-club program." "I think we made a good team. I think we'd make ...

Brown claims men's title at U.S. Figure Skating Classic

Figure Skating Sep 17, 2016

Brown claims men's title at U.S. Figure Skating Classic

American Jason Brown won the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic on Friday night. Brown had 254.04 points. Japan's Takahito Mura was second at 252.20, and American Adam Rippon, the leader Thursday after the short program, was third at 248.24. Satoko Miyahara topped the women's short program ...

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Figure Skating Apr 2, 2016

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Javier Fernandez couldn't practice, couldn't squeeze his foot into his skate, and all he needed was "the best program of my life." With some padding in his boot, ultrasound treatment for his inflamed heel and a lot of nerve, Fernandez swung a daunting deficit into ...

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Figure Skating Mar 31, 2016

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Yuzuru Hanyu, the star who trains in Toronto, started to answer a question in English about the pressure he faces and then had to stop himself. "I can't explain — I'm speaking Japanese, sorry," he said with a sheepish laugh. That was about the only thing ...

Aaron leads U.S. championships after short program

Figure Skating Jan 23, 2016

Aaron leads U.S. championships after short program

Max Aaron leads the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after the short program as he seeks his second national title. Aaron landed a quadruple salchow-triple toe loop combination to open his performance and scored 91.83 points Friday night. Ross Miner, the runner-up to Aaron in 2013, was ...